Someone bearing a strong resemblance to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim was spotted Tuesday afternoon emerging from the New York Times building, according to an eye-witness.
Was it Slim? What was he doing at the New York Times?
We can't say for sure.
We do know that Slim is in New York City this week for meetings at the United Nations. On Sunday, he presented a document called the “Declaration of Broadband Inclusion for All and Final Report” to the UN Secretary-General.
Slim co-chairs the Broadband Commission for Digital Development along with Rwandan president Paul Kagame.
Shares of The New York TimesCo jumped a few weeks ago at the same time rumors spread that Slim was planning to acquire a bigger stake in the publisher.
Slim owns just under 7 percent of the company. He loaned the Times $250 million in January 2009.
Shares of The New York Times have been down all day. So maybe the market is telling us that it isn't Carlos. Or maybe the market has imperfect information about the movements of Slim.
The New York Times said they have no knowledge of Carlos Slim being in the building.
Carlos Slim could not immediately be reached for comment.